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8th Grade Dedication

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The countdown to the end of the year is almost over... exciting events are happening every day this final week. Today, we ended the school day with a special PAES tradition: the 8th Grade Dedication Celebration.

Students, teachers, staff, parents and grandparents gathered on Stinson field where we formed a big circle surrounding the 8th grade class. Gene Heinrich (Pastor, Rockwood SDA church) shared the dedication message reflecting on the fruits of the spirit and well wishes for the soon-to-be graduates. Each grade had a single white balloon representing one of the fruits of the spirit, which they released during Pastor Gene's talk, in honor of the 8th grade class. 

The 8th graders released their own bright blue balloons after closing prayer.

Watching the balloons sail through the air, up into the clouds you could feel the happy anticipation of what lies ahead as well as thankfulness for many years of good memories and dear friends.

As you start a new chapter in your lives, remember we are so proud of you and we wish you each the very best!!! Congratulations to the PAES class of 2017, you will do GREAT things!!! 





Panther Prowl 2017

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This year's Panther Prowl was seriously amazing!!! We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day and fun was in the air. THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers whose time and talents made everything possible!!!  

The Jog-A-Thon kicked things off with students from Preschool through 8th grade whipping out an impressive amount of laps around the east school field. Every year the Panther Prowl Jog-A-Thon helps the school raise funds for a specific school project. This year the funds went toward the completion of the campus fence that now 100% encloses PAES property. This was an important school upgrade! Thank you to all the students, parents, grandparents and friends who donated!!! 

Other fun Panther Prowl activities included the ever-popular dunk tank (who doesn't want to dunk an 8th grader?!!!?), capture the flag, balloon making, snow cones and cotton candy treats, relay races, a bouncy house, a bouncy slide and a variety of field games.

Supper was an all time school favorite... shamburgers, Sulzle Style. Thank you Ron and Sandie Sulzle for feeding us, we love you!!! 

Another incredible Panther Prowl is in the books... it truly was an awesome day: filled with sunshine, fun with friends and some amazing school spirit. Panther Pride ALL THE WAY!!!